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British Government Makes Scientific Investment in Big Data

by Angela Guess Olivia Solon of Wired UK reports, “Science minister David Willetts has outlined how the £600 million boost to science spending announced in the Autumn Statement will be allocated between ‘eight great technologies’. Big data and energy efficient computing have attracted the most investment, with some £189 million set aside to ensure the research…

Evernote’s Big Data Evolution

by Angela Guess Andrew Lampitt of InfoWorld writes, “When a flood of data threatened to swamp Evernote’s analytics system, the company modernized its analytic environment to handle big data — without breaking the budget. The provider of popular personal organization and productivity applications has moved from a conventional data warehouse to a modern hybrid of Hadoop and ParAccel,…

DataStax New Platform Offers NoSQL Deployment & Security Tools

by Angela Guess Christopher Tozzi of TheVarGuy.com reports, “Two major trends have emerged in the Big Data channel in recent months: First, NoSQL is becoming an increasingly popular database choice, and second, commitment to security is finally catching up with the drive to build Big Data infrastructures as quickly as possible. In a move that reflects both…

Clearing Up Misconceptions About NoSQL

by Angela Guess Dwight Merriman, CEO of 10gen recently discussed several common misconceptions about NoSQL technology. He writes, “We’re several years into the rise of NoSQL, and yet common misconceptions persist about the movement. As spotlighted by 451 Research, NoSQL job demand is booming, and ranks second only to HTML5 among Indeed.com’s hottest job trends. Yet some continue to…

Marketers Spending More on Big Data in 2013

by Angela Guess Lenna Garibian of MarketingProfs.com reports, “Marketers are planning to boost spending on Big Data in 2013, hiring employees dedicated to analytics and building systems to keep up with the fire hose of information being generated by digital and social channels, according to report by Infogroup Targeting Solutions and Yesmail Interactive. More than two-thirds (68%) of marketers surveyed…

4 Reasons Financial Institutions Need Data Governance

by Angela Guess Steve Sarsfield of Smart Data Collective reports, “In working with clients in the financial services business, I’ve noticed that there is a common set of reasons why they adopt data governance.  When it comes down to proving value of data management, it’s all about revenue, efficiency and compliance.” The number one reason for…

Big Marketing Data and the Bubble

by Angela Guess Scott Brinker of ChiefMarTec.com recently discussed how Big Data is effecting the marketing world. Brinker begins, “Let’s face it: marketing is in a big data bubble. That’s both a ‘big data’ bubble and, more generally, a big ‘data’ bubble. Everyone is talking about data, big data, data analytics, big data analytics. Vendors,…

Mastering the Data

by Angela Guess David Baum has written an article for Oracle regarding the importance of Master Data Management. He writes, “Modern business applications produce ever more relevant and actionable information for decision makers, but in many cases the data sources are fragmented and inconsistent. Despite tremendous advancements at the application layer, nearly all IT initiatives…

Big Data’s Role in Financial Journalism

by Angela Guess Sarah Marshall of Journalism.co.uk recently discussed how Big Data is effecting financial journalism. She writes, “Hacks/Hackers London met last night and looked at examples at how big data is changing financial journalism. The meetup of journalists and technologists, which took place at Bloomberg, heard from speakers from Reuters, Bloomberg, the Financial Times…